Wednesday, September 10, 2014

THE LOVELY ONES: Colin Firth

Colin Andrew Firth

Did you know...

1. He was born on September 10, 1960  in Grayshott, Hampshire, England.

2. He moved to Nigeria when he was 2 weeks old, where his father had taken a teaching position and lived there until the age of 4 when his family moved back to England.

3. He is fluent in Italian, a language he learned when he started dating his now wife, Livia Giuggioli, an Italian film producer/director.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

CHIC THIS WEEK: Best in Show for August 30- September 5, 2014

Who is your choice for best dressed this week?
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NICOLE KIDMAN
In Valentino
('Viveka' sandals by Christian Louboutin, necklace by Fred Leighton)
At the 'Before I Go To Sleep' screening in London, England



GWEN STEFANI
In Altuzarra
(jewellery by EF Collection and Melissa Kaye)
At a 'Today' appearance in NYC, New York



RENEE ZELLWEGER
In Carolina Herrera
(pumps by Christian Louboutin)
At a luncheon honouring Carolina Herrera in NYC, New York



UMA THURMAN
At the 'Nymphomaniac' premiere at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy 



HELEN MIRREN
At 'The Hundred Foot Journey' screening in London, England



HARLEY VIERA-NEWTON
At the Jason Wu fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 in NYC, New York



ELIZABETH BANKS
In McQ Alexander McQueen
('Nicole' sandals by Sophie Webster)
At an 'EXTRA' appearance in Los Angeles, California



JANUARY JONES
In BOSS
(ear climbers by Jack Vartanian, ring by Le Vian)
At the 'Good Kill' Premiere during the 71st Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy



JESSICA CHASTAIN
In Oscar de la Renta
(spiked pumps by Christian Louboutin)
At the 40th Annual Deauville American Film Festival opening ceremony in Deauville, France 



OLIVIA PALERMO
 (purse by Roland Mouret, lace-up sandals by Aquazzura)
Out and about during 2014 New York Fashion Week in NYC, New York




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Friday, September 5, 2014

THE BUZZ: Little Passports: A Global Adventure


Back in the old days, or 'BC' as in 'before children', I dreamt of les enfants running around the house, wearing French berets, digging into their Moroccan food and speaking to each other in foreign languages that they had picked up on enchanting summer vacations in Italy, Thailand and Brazil...
Flash forward to the reality of actually having children and I have realized that unless I had the bank account of Sir Richard Branson, hopping to a different exotic locale every summer with the Lemontree brood was going to put a dent the size of the Grand Canyon in the old dwindling fortune!

To the rescue of my pocketbook (and the worldly enlightenment of my children) comes a delightful site called Little Passports, started by two San Francisco-based moms who found themselves in the same boat as yours truly and came up with the genius idea of bringing a different part of the world to their children on a monthly basis!

Touted as 'a global adventure' as seen through the eyes of Sam and Sofia, the two adventurous characters that travel the world, your child (or any child you choose to gift it to) will receive a monthly package full of stickers, souvenirs, activity sheets (like the one below), photos and more along with a 'passport' to mark each country visited. (The suitcase that arrived with our first package was just as big a hit as what we found in it!)

And once your kiddos have finished travelling the globe, there is a Little Passports USA Edition that will take them on an educational thrill across two states each month, which includes a Field Guide, a USA scratch book and map.

Summer may be over but I do believe the adventure has just begun!!






Little Passports